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Around Town: 3rd Annual Santa Clarita Youth Sports JetHawk’s Day

September 11, 2014

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On Saturday, August 30, the Santa Clarita Youth Sports program partnered with the Lancaster JetHawks to host the 3rd Annual Youth Sports JetHawks’ Day.

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Fans in attendance watched the Lancaster JetHawks take on the Inland Empire 66ers at JetHawk Stadium.

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Santa Clarita resident Autumn Anderson had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch, while other fans took part in many different game day festivities.

For more information and future events about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSports .

9th Annual ‘Evening of Remembrance’ Held Tonight at Central Park

September 10, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita will host the 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance tonight beginning with the inaugural Walk of Rememberance at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Evening of Remembrance at 7: 15 p.m. at Central Park.

The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance honors Santa Clarita youth 24 and younger who lost their lives on the road, and serves as a powerful reminder about the importance of safe driving.

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For the first time, the Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance will begin with the Walk of Remembrance.  The entire community is invited to take part in the walk to show support and walk alongside friends and neighbors who lost loved ones behind the wheel.

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The Santa Clarita Youth Grove was created in 2005 by the City of Santa Clarita and the Blue Ribbon Task Force. The half-acre memorial is home to 91 individual pillars, each with a plaque bearing the name of a young life lost in a traffic-related incident. The pillars surround a central monument urging the community to “Know More” about safe driving habits and to pledge that “No More” young lives will be lost behind the wheel.

For more information on the 2014 Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance or the inaugural Walk of Remembrance, contact the City’s Community Services Division at (661) 250-3727 or visit Santa-Clarita.com/BlueRibbon . 

Tickets Now on Sale for City’s ‘Fit for the Future’ Themed State of the City Luncheon

September 10, 2014

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If you want to know more about how the third largest City in Los Angeles County is succeeding and planning for the future, don’t miss the City of Santa Clarita’s annual State of the City luncheon on Thursday, October 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.  Tickets for the “Fit for the Future” themed event are now on sale at Santa-Clarita.com.

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Residents, business owners, and community leaders are invited to join the Santa Clarita City Council for a “behind the scenes look” at the City’s current projects and priorities, how funds are being spent, and the types of programs and projects being planned for the future of Santa Clarita.

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The “Fit for the Future” themed afternoon will provide updates on infrastructure projects, the budget, public safety, traffic improvements, successes and priorities in building Santa Clarita’s local economy, the Santa Clarita Public Library, the Open Space Preservation District, balancing City-wide beautification during the drought, and much more.  The luncheon will also feature a look at projects that will ramp up in the coming months including: public art projects, public transportation, the widening of the Golden Valley Road Bridge, and Phase Four of Central Park.

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The cost of the luncheon is $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10, and includes a commemorative gift.  The event is open to the public with advanced reservations.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 255-4905 or by email at SDunkle@Santa-Clarita.com .   Tickets may also be purchased online .

Santa Clarita Public Library Has ‘Ion’ Fun this September

September 9, 2014

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In the spirit of back-to-school, the Santa Clarita Public Library will offer free educational events in September at each Library branch.  Residents of all ages are invited to sign up for a variety of unique, science-focused, engaging and interactive programs headed to the Santa Clarita Public Library, including:

  • Curiosity CourseOn September 15 and 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, this three-session course will encourage families to work together as a team to tackle complex engineering challenges, think creatively, devise solutions and make redesigns. Registration is required and available online.
  • Science ClubOn September 17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library, school-age kids can take part in fun, hands-on science activities with an emphasis on physics, astronomy, architecture and problem solving.
  • Diggin’ for Dinosaurs – On September 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valencia Library, kids in Grades K-3rd can explore the enormous world of dinosaurs. Dig for dinosaur bones, see how big dinosaur feet actually were, and look at real fossils. Registration is required and available online.
  • CalTech Earthquake Seminar – On September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, join Caltech Administrator Margaret Vinci for a free presentation on the different magnitudes, threats and warning systems associated with natural disasters.  No registration is required. 
  • Paleontology Workshop for TweensOn September 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valencia Library, kids in 4th – 6th grades can explore the world of Paleontology with crafts and projects focused on dinosaurs.

For more information about these events and other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

City Kicks Off ‘National Preparedness Month’ with Several Community Safety Workshops

September 6, 2014

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This September, the City of Santa Clarita will participate in National Preparedness Month, a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Several training opportunities will be available to promote community preparedness and help remind residents to make family plans, create emergency kits, stay informed and get involved in the event of an emergency. Scheduled workshops include:

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  • Family Preparedness Workshop – Join the City at the Canyon Country Community Center on September 9 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. for this free preparedness event. The workshop will focus on making effective plans for getting families back together in a disaster, including building an affordable emergency kit and securing homes from damages.  Registration is not required to attend.

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  • CalTech Earthquake Seminar – On September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, join Caltech Administrator Margaret Vinci for a free presentation on the different magnitudes, threats & warning systems associated with natural disasters.  No registration is required.

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  • Pet Preparedness Workshop – Residents can help prepare their pets for emergencies by attending a free community workshop at the Valencia Library on September 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will teach animal owners how to take care of family pets before, during and after crises such as fires, earthquakes and severe weather.  Registration is not required to attend the workshop.

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  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) – Throughout the month of September, residents join the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to equip themselves with the skill needed to act quickly and successfully in emergencies. The training will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita and held at the Activities Center.  The course will educate participants on how to respond in an emergency, particularly when emergency services personnel are not immediately available. The training course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 6 through September 20.

For more information on National Preparedness Month or any of the City’s community preparedness workshops, contact EmergencyManagement@Santa-Clarita.com or visit Santa-Clarita.com/Emergency .

9th Annual Evening of Remembrance to Take Place at the Youth Grove Memorial Park September 10

September 5, 2014

The City of Santa Clarita will host the 9th Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance on Wednesday, September 10 at Central Park. The event will begin with the inaugural Walk of Remembrance at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Evening of Remembrance at 7:15 p.m.

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The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance honors Santa Clarita youth 24 and younger who lost their lives on the road, and serves as a powerful reminder about the importance of safe driving.

 

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For the first time, the Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance will begin with the Walk of Remembrance.  The entire community is invited to take part in the walk to show support and walk alongside friends and neighbors who lost loved ones behind the wheel.

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The Santa Clarita Youth Grove was created in 2005 by the City of Santa Clarita and the Blue Ribbon Task Force. The half-acre memorial is home to 91 individual pillars, each with a plaque bearing the name of a young life lost in a traffic-related incident. The pillars surround a central monument urging the community to “Know More” about safe driving habits and to pledge that “No More” young lives will be lost behind the wheel.

For more information on the 2014 Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance or the inaugural Walk of Remembrance, contact the City’s Community Services Division at (661) 250-3727 or visit Santa-Clarita.com/BlueRibbon.

Travel to OZ, Witness Chocolate Perfection and Samba into the Evening: Thursdays at Newhall this September

September 3, 2014

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Santa Clarita’s favorite nightlife events continue this September as the Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns with new themes for Art SLAM, JAM Sessions and SENSES.

Tomorrow, September 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Art SLAM will turn Main Street into a decadent display of CHOCOLATE cooking demonstrations and art exhibits.  The evening will feature an array of chocolate artwork, including artists creating paintings and sculptures, cooking demonstrations, chocolate tastings by local chefs, restaurants, and caterers.

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The interactive, family-focused, musical movement JAM Sessions will feature a night filled with a Samba Dance Party with Viver Brasil Dance Company on Thursday, September 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more, visit FordJamSessions.org .

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The City’s popular SENSES block party returns on Thursday, September 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free Emerald City-themed event will take attendees down the yellow brick road and over the rainbow into the Land of Oz with whimsical décor, a “Dunk the Witch” activity and live performances by Savannah Burrows and the Skinny Little Twits. Adult beverages and food from the Grilled Cheese Truck, The Garbage Truck and Sweet Arleens will be available for purchase.

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For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787 or visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com .    

Catch Saturday Night Fever with Boogie Knights at the City’s Concerts in the Park Finale

August 27, 2014

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It’s all about the disco fever with Boogie Knights performing at the City’s final Concerts in the Park, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, this Saturday, August 30, at Central Park.

First Entertainment Credit Union, presenting sponsor for the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, is giving away a free iPad each week of the concerts through the end of August. To enter to win, go into the new First Entertainment Credit Union location at Granary Square and fill out an entry form.

All Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and residents are advised to arrive early to get a good spot.  Admission is free to the public.

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Residents interested in claiming parking space ahead of time can purchase back stage parking passes for $20 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of their concert. Parking passes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about the City’s Concert in the Park series, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com .

The ‘6th Annual Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival’ Happening this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 22, 2014

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The Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival is being held this Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

The FREE Festival is designed to bring the community together to raise awareness about the important role physical activity plays in the lives of young people.  Admission is free to the public.

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In the Healthy Families Experience, presented by Kaiser Permanente, families will have the opportunity to receive important information in a fun environment. In addition, families will be able to learn about food choices in a fun, interactive way, in the Explore the Store! area sponsored by Whole Foods, which includes choosing the colors and flavors of fresh fruit and veggies, and then Create their Plate!, for a free, healthy snack.

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The Festival is divided into activity zones offering more than 20 recreational games and activities, including: tennis, golf, football, hockey, volleyball, baseball, rock climbing, interactive fitness equipment, trampoline jumping, and much more.

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Some of the region’s biggest names in sports will be represented at the event including the Lancaster JetHawks and many more!

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For more information about this year’s Youth Sports and Healthy Family Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com.


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